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House Proceeding on Jul 9th, 2008 :: 3:46:15 to 3:50:10
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3:45:11 to 3:46:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: José E. Serrano

3:45:57 to 3:46:15( Edit History Discussion )

José E. Serrano: the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to. and without objection, the motion to recons ider is laid on the table. >> mr. speaker,

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:46:15 to 3:46:26( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted.

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:46:15 to 3:50:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carolyn B. Maloney

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:46:26 to 3:46:38( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. for what

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:46:38 to 3:46:49( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: purpose does the gentleman from washington rise? >> i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4174, the federal ocean acidification research and monitoring act of 2007. the clerk: a bill to establish

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:46:49 to 3:47:00( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: an interagency committee to develop an ocean acidification research and monitoring plan to establish an ocean acidification plan within the national atmospheric administration. the speaker

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:47:00 to 3:47:13( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, mr. baird, and the gentleman from florida, mr. feeney, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from washington, mr. baird. mr. baird:

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:47:13 to 3:47:25( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: i would ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 4174. the speaker pro tempore: without objection.

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:47:25 to 3:47:36( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: so ordered. mr. baird: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. baird: i would like to begin by complimenting mr. allen, mr. gilchrest

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:47:36 to 3:47:50( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: and mr. inglis who worked with me on the manager's amendment to this bill. we have an enormous problem facing this world and it is often neglected thfment bill addresses that. on monday,

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:47:50 to 3:48:05( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: i was at the national symposium. based on reports there and recent studies published in science and other leading journals, it is clear that the ocean acidification is not often talked about and

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:48:05 to 3:48:17( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: may be a challenge perhaps even greater as climate change. approximately one half of the stocks released by burning foss i will fuels has been absorbed by the oceans. this has delayed the global impact.

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:48:17 to 3:48:32( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: the absorption of atmospheric carbon dioxide will cause changes in ocean chemistry. the disruption causes the p.h. to decrease and results in ocean acidification. according to noaa, a measure

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:48:32 to 3:48:45( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: of asid ity has increased 30%. studies have projected at the end of the century, emissions could result in the lowest level of ocean p.h. in 20 million years. the potential impaths are diverse

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:48:45 to 3:49:00( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: and far-reaching. these impacts include adverse impacts food for fish and marine mammals and the economist of coastal states that rely on fishing and tourism. increasing changes are problems for

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:49:00 to 3:49:11( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: food sources and important fish species such as salmon, cod and others. some species have suggested that -- studies have suggested that ocean acidification could be detrimental to clams, oysters

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:49:11 to 3:49:22( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: and lobsters. the rates will decrease and carbon solution rates will increase for these species unable for them to compete and perhaps threatening them to the point of extinction. coral face

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:49:22 to 3:49:33( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: similar threats. coral comprise some of the richest habitats on earth. about 4,000 species of fish including approximately half depend on coral reefs and their habitat for their life cycles.

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:49:33 to 3:49:46( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: juvenile fish may face challenges, including respiratory stress associated with increased acidification. deepsea corals and other animals are threatened and may parts of the ocean uninhabitable

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:49:46 to 3:49:58( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: by the end of the century. we must do more to assess this grave problem. there is uncertainty as to the rate and magnitude, but national investment in a program of research and monitoring could

Carolyn B. Maloney

3:49:58 to 3:50:10( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: improve the ecosystem responses, assess impacts due to increased acidification and provide research managers the information they need to develop strategies and protect these species. i have joined

Michael N. Castle

3:50:10 to 3:50:22( Edit History Discussion )

Michael N. Castle: representative allen and others introducing this bill. this establishes a program through the joint subcommittee to develop and coordinate a comprehensive plan to better understand and

Michael N. Castle

3:50:10 to 3:53:52( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Michael N. Castle

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